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commend

Pronunciation: /kəˈmend/

Translation of commend in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (praise) [person/work/action] elogiar to commend sb for sth elogiar a algn por algo highly commended mención de honor, accésit
    Example sentences
    • Senior control operators are now looking at the possibility of officially commending Fiona for her efforts.
    • Restored Victorian buildings and innovative new designs have been officially commended in a town watchdog's annual awards.
    • Fire officers plan to officially commend Jonathan for his bravery.
    1.2 (recommend) recomendar* the book has little/much to commend it el libro tiene pocos/muchos méritos to commend sth to sb recomendar(le)* algo a algn his work did not commend itself to the judges su obra no encontró aceptación entre el jurado
    Example sentences
    • Cynical consultants would expect the Department of Health to suggest such a move, but it is quite astonishing that the BMA should not just suggest but commend this to us and at standard rates of pay.
    • With those few remarks, I commend the revised Standing Orders and the committee's recommendation to this House.
    • It is not one that commended itself to the judge originally dealing with the paper application.
  • 2 [formal] 2.1 (entrust) to commend sb/sth to sb encomendar(le)* algn/algo a algn she commended her soul to God encomendó su alma a Dios 2.2 (in polite formulas) commend me to your family presente mis respetos a su familia [formal]
    Example sentences
    • I commended my soul to God and said in a quaking voice, ‘Yes.’
    • And like untold hundreds of men and woman have done throughout the Conference's 57-year history, I closed my eyes, commended my soul to God, and accepted the invitation.
    • Mr. O'Neal thanked God for the life of the deceased and the service he rendered and commended his soul to God.

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